ICAR-NAARM Foundation Day celebrated its 42nd Foundation Day at Hyderabad on 1 Sep 2017. ICAR-NAARM was established in 1976 to conduct capacity building programmes (CBP) in agriculture both in India and from abroad. It conducts programs in its campus and outside.
On this occasion, Dr S.M. Virmani, Former Head, Natural Resource Management Programme, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) said that, NAARM is a unique institution. It will have to reorient capacity building programmes based on current requirements and stimulate innovations, provide know-how for networking, retrain scientists and create awareness for policy options by bringing out policy papers.
Dr Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM spoke on the current focus and future strategies of the programmes at NAARM. Dr KalpanaSastry, Joint Director, ICAR-NAARMgave an overview of the contribution of ICAR-NAARM from 1976. Best worker awards were presented to staff from different cadres.